New ACS president appointed


Monday, 27 November, 2017


New ACS president appointed

A new president has been elected at the ACS.

Yohan Ramasundara will take over the role, effective from 1 January 2018, for a two-year term.

Ramasundara is the youngest president to be elected at ACS for over two decades and is currently the Vice President overseeing ACS Membership Advisory Board, having previously transformed the ACS financial performance as the National Treasurer for five years from 2012 to 2016.

He is also the Secretary General of SEARCC — the Asia Pacific forum for professional ICT associations. Ramasundara is the Head of Governance for IP Australia recently returning home from a secondment as the Innovation Manager for International Operations in San Francisco with AusTrade.

In 2018–19 Ramasundara’s leadership team will include Dr Nick Tate, Vice President overseeing the Profession Advisory Board; Dr Ian Oppermann, Vice President overseeing the Technical Advisory Board; Anthony Wong (immediate past president); Andrew Johnson (CEO); and four branch representatives.

“As president, I will build on the platforms ACS has laid over the last 50 years,” said Ramasundara.

“I look forward to collaborating across ACS and building our credibility as a trusted advisor to government, industry, academia and our members.

“I have been intimately involved in the development of ACS’s new strategy and I am honoured to have been elected president for ACS to develop technology talent fostering innovation and creating new forms of value,” said Ramasundara.

Current President Anthony Wong praised the election of Ramasundara.

“I congratulate Yohan and look forward to working with him in the coming years,” he said.

“Yohan brings exceptional leadership and knowledge of the ICT industry and digital economy, and resolute commitment to the ACS presidency. In 2018, as the immediate past president, I look forward to working with Yohan to continue to bring ACS’s vision and five-year strategy to fruition.”

Image caption: ACS President Yohan Ramasundara.

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